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From:     Eugene Shumu1insky <static@??.???.????.edu>
Date:     Fri, 2 Aug 1996 13:17:29 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:  Re: Create Helms
In our last episode, George Hernandez said:
>I am sure the Arcane will be more than happy to buy back any sort of helm
>found floating around in wreaks. But I am sure that you will recieve no
>where near the the price you think you might get if say you sold it. But
>then this goes back into cutting into their monopoly and profit
>margins which they really do not appreciate.

	Everybody keeps assuming that the arcane are after profit.  There's
nothing wrong with that of course... (:  Some people, like Leroy, have
other concepts of why they make helms (to collect lifeforce).  But what
if the arcane aren't the one's "in control"?  What if they *don't* know
how to make helms?  One of my earlier ideas was that the arcane are
actually "middlemen" or "frontmen" for somebody else.  This other
individual/group are the ones making helms.  They give them to the arcane
to sell for a cut of the profit.  At least that's what the arcane think... (:
In reality, the group/individual want's to control known space, and has
a way to *shut off* any (all) helms he/she/it wants!  By making everybody
dependant on their technology, this group gains power.

	This theory explains why the arcane are so quiet and secretive
(because they don't want to be found out), but makes spelljamming a
fairly recent developement (severeal thousand years).  This doesn't get
rid of the Juna or Precursors or the First Ones, because they used a
different form of "spelljamming".

	Comments?

-Static

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Re: Create Helms    Ken Lipka    23 Jul 1996 18:45:35
Re: Create Helms    Shelby Michlin    24 Jul 1996 00:54:13
Re: Create Helms    Eugene Shumu1insky    24 Jul 1996 02:56:55
Re: Create Helms    Ken Lipka    24 Jul 1996 12:06:07
Re: Create Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    24 Jul 1996 21:04:10
Re: Create Helms    Kevin Scardino    24 Jul 1996 21:23:41
Re: Create Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    24 Jul 1996 21:56:18
Re: Create Helms    Shelby Michlin    25 Jul 1996 01:02:24
Re: Create Helms    Steven R. Martindale    25 Jul 1996 05:06:56
Re: Create Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    25 Jul 1996 05:15:07
Re: Create Helms    James Perry    28 Jul 1996 20:50:15
Re: Create Helms    Ivan A. Finzen IV    29 Jul 1996 03:55:46
Re: Create Helms    James Perry    30 Jul 1996 18:52:22
Re: Create Helms    Truls Rostrup    31 Jul 1996 15:41:10
Re: Create Helms    George Hernandez    31 Jul 1996 16:55:05
Re: Create Helms    Eugene Shumu1insky    31 Jul 1996 17:08:52
Re: Create Helms    James Perry    31 Jul 1996 19:04:08
Re: Create Helms    George Hernandez    02 Aug 1996 15:07:00
Re: Create Helms    Eugene Shumu1insky    02 Aug 1996 17:17:29
Re: Create Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    02 Aug 1996 19:12:11
Re: Create Helms    Eugene Shumu1insky    02 Aug 1996 19:23:38
Re: Create Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    02 Aug 1996 19:33:39
Re: Create Helms    Paul Westermeyer    02 Aug 1996 19:45:59
Re: Create Helms    Eugene Shumu1insky    02 Aug 1996 19:37:34
Re: Create Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    02 Aug 1996 19:48:20
Re: Create Helms    James Perry    03 Aug 1996 19:40:28
Re: Create Helms    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    03 Aug 1996 20:22:01

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